Mandala on Essaouira Beach – Call out

Sunday – 05/08/2012  – 11am
on the beach, in front of Chalet de la Plage Cafe

THE WORD “MANDALA” IS A SANSKRIT WORD, LOOSELY TRANSLATED TO MEAN “CIRCLE”.  THE MANDALA APPEARS IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE: THE CELESTIAL CIRCLES WE CALL EARTH, SUN AND MOON, AS WELL AS CONCEPTUAL CIRCLES OF FRIENDS, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY.
LETS MAKE OUR COMMUNITY REAL BY MAKING THE EPHEMERAL!!  
COME ALONG AND HELP US CREATE A LARGE SAND MANDALA ON ESSAOUIRA BEACH JUST BELOW CHALET DE LA PLAGE CAFE.  WE WILL CO-CREATE A PIECE OF EPHEMERAL PUBLIC ART….JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT AND  INVITE OUR ONLOOKING COMMUNITY TO BUILD WITH US.  NO ARTISTIC SKILL IS NEEDED, JUST A WILLINGNESS TO HAVE FUN AND MAKE SIMPLE SHAPES, LINES AND SWIRLS FROM WET SAND, SEAWEED, STICKS, ROCKS, STONES, ETC…….THE END PRODUCT BEING A BEAUTIFUL AND MEMORABLE SHARED ART EXPERIENCE.
I WILL MARK OUT A CENTRAL POINT AND FOUR CORNER LINES TO GUIDE THE CONCENTRIC PATTERNS CREATED IN TEAMS OF TWO PEOPLE PER RING.  BRING WITH YOU: FRIENDS AND FAMILY, ANYTHING YOU MAY LIKE TO USE TO HELP YOU DIG, A BAG FOR COLLECTING BEACH DEBRI, YOUR VIDEO/STILL CAMERA, A SUNHAT/SUNSCREEN.  OF COURSE IF THE TIDE IS IN WE MAY HAVE TO MOVE UP THE BEACH TO FIND A LARGER WORK AREA.  ALSO, IF YOU ARE CURIOUS, GOOGLE “MANDALA” OR “BAILEY CUNNINGHAM” OR “LANDART” FOR EXAMPLES AND IDEAS.
Colleen Cassar

Roam Like Queens
Womens’ Travel – Morocco
www.roamlikequeens.com.au

Rose des Vents – Centre de Mouvement Culturel

Essaouira

 

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